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Wesleyan Chapel, Pebworth
Wesleyan Chapel   [no longer registered]
Front Street / Chapel Road,
Pebworth, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Chapel did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1840, but we understand it was closed after 1979, and the premises are now in secular use.

Here is a substantial rectangular building of light coloured brick, with a hipped roof. It is set on the junction of Chapel Road and Front Street, having 2 pointed arch windows on the side facing Chapel Street, a single window on the other sides. The entrance faces Front Street, and there is an attractive circular window, with coloured glass, at the opposite end to the entrance. Though it has now been converted into private occupation, the windows appear to be the originals.

The Religious Census of 1851 (HO 129/389/2/1/2) records that it was built in 1840 as a separate building, used exclusively as a place of worship. It had free seating for 82, and 79 "other" sittings, and had an average congregation of 150, and on March 30 65 worshippers were estimated to attend morning service, and 75 in the evening. There is no mention of a Sunday School. The return was completed by Saml. Rastall, of Pebworth, its Steward.

Evidently it was closed as a Methodist place of worship by 1970, as OS 1970-1971 1:2,500 labels it as "Church Hall", and it must have remained a public building at least until 1979, as it is still marked with a '+' on my OS Landranger Map (1:50,000).

Denomination

Now or formerly Wesleyan Methodist.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Chapel was located at OS grid reference SP1306346767. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 16 Apr 2013 at 08:58.

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